GHP staff have contributed a chapter to an important new book, Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World: Addressing the Gaps in Global Health Policy.
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma and chronic respiratory infections, and cancers – are the leading causes of death worldwide. Roughly two out of three deaths globally are from NCDs and 80% of these fatalities occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World: Addressing the Gaps in Global Health Policy [...]
The GSDM Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management is now taking applications. Learn more about the program here.
Staff and students of GHP have published a letter in the Lancet criticising recent Japanese decisions on HPV vaccination. Recent Ministry of Health recommendations on how to manage the HPV vaccination program are confusing, have no scientific basis and will have a negative public health impact. These guidelines reflect deeper problems in the development of vaccination policy in Japan, which is in need of urgent reform. The full article is available here.
GHP student Shuhei Nomura attended the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction to present his research in Fukushima from 18th – 23rd May, 2013. The Global Platform is organized by the United Nations every two years to improve disaster preparedness and build community resilience. You can read more about the Global Platform here, and Shuhei’s published research can be accessed here. Shuhei presented his results on mortality amongst elderly evacuees of nursing homes in Fukushima to a [...]